Comparative physiology of estuarine and marine animals. Physics and chemistry of estuarine and marine environments and physiological adaptations of animal residents. Focus on theory, behavioral, and physiological responses of animals to the major environmental drivers of temperature, salinity, oxygen, and light. Lectures and laboratories illustrating the approaches and methodology, analysis techniques, and written reporting of classical environmental physiology research. One course. (Given at Beaufort Fall, Spring and Summer) Prerequisites: AP biology, introductory biology, or consent of the instructor, and Chemistry 101DL. Variable credit.
Tentative Sp21 offering; Duke Marine Lab